I can’t believe that it’s been six weeks since I recommitted myself to this weight loss journey once again. The time has flown by. Truly, I can say that this has been a very smooth transition into losing weight. No frustration. Zero hunger issues. In the first 5 weeks, I’ve lost just under 8 pounds. I […]


Take Some Time Out For Yourself

by Willie on September 19, 2016

in Daily

Work. That’s what a lot of us do all day, every day. For some, work defines who they are. Work can be a good thing until it tips the scales. We can burn ourselves out putting in all that work. We don’t know how to shut down. It’s not healthy for the long term. So, […]


Back At Square One

by Willie on March 10, 2016

in Daily, Goals, Weight Loss

We all have to start from somewhere. We all have a beginning of our journey. This is my new beginning for my new journey. I guess it’s fitting that I get to go through this weight loss journey again. This time I get to share it with everyone as I got through it. I missed […]


You can guess by the title that this is going to be super personal and brutally honest. This was written a week ago and I was hesitant to put it out. I decided to release it anyway to be open and honest. This may also help someone else going through the same struggles. February 2016 was a really […]


In my last blog post, How We Ate Healthy While Losing 500 Pounds in 2 Years, I talked about the nutrition portion of our diet when we first started losing weight. In this blog post, I want to discuss how I exercised while losing 300 pounds in 2 years. I have to admit that both […]


Are you trying to lose weight? Does the scale seem like it’s not moving in the right direction? If it’s not, then there may be 3 reasons why you’re not losing weight. The body is a very tricky thing. There are so many things that go on in the body. We’re just not sure what […]


I’ve been doing group exercise classes for about four years now. My first class was Group Power. I tried it about six months into my weight loss journey. Angela and a friend of ours went together. I didn’t really want to do the class but I wanted to be supportive and also try something new. […]


Strength Training Journal: *Weight in pounds lifted are shown in [brackets] Monday: Rest Day Tuesday (Lower Body Day & Upper Body Day): Back squat: 1 set of (3+ reps) [275] Romanian Deadlifts: 3 sets of 10 reps [135 X3] (50% of last week’s weight) Bench Press: 1 set of (3+ reps) [185] Push Press: 3 sets of […]


Strength Training Journal: *Weight in pounds lifted are shown in [brackets] Monday (Lower Body Day): Back squat: 3 sets of (3,4,6+ reps) [260,245,230] Romanian Deadlifts: 3 sets of 6 reps [225 X3] Tuesday (Upper Body Day): Bench Press: 3 sets of (3,4,6+ reps) [175,165,155] Push Press: 3 sets of 6 reps [100 X3] Facepulls with External […]


This week, I have been listening to the audiobook version of “How To Win Friends and Influence People.” by Dale Carnegie. I’ve heard of the book before but paid no attention to it. The book came to my attention again while listening to an episode of the Barbell Shrugged podcast, titled “The Common Qualities of […]

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